Demolition of the Jakter Hotel in Chicago Illinois. February 1983., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this now historic southside Chicago photograph, way back in February of 1983.
After many years of being a local skid row transient hotel of questionable repute that once featured a strip club operating in the basement lounge, the decaying local neighborhood eyesore located at the southeast corner of South Kedzie Avenue and West 47th Street known as the Jakter Hotel, is now meeting the wrecking ball.
Soon this local piece of urban blight in Chicago's Elsdon neighborhood, will be replaced by a small outdoor retail strip mall within a few months.